What impact did the railways have on Victorian cultural life?
Karen is the Librarian at the National Railway Museum, looking after our collections of books, magazines and multimedia.
We recently acquired some interesting publications from W.H. Smith & Son. You may wonder why as, on the face of it, the railway connection is rather tangential.
The railways have had a strong literary influence, as a new collection in our archive reveals.
A newly-acquired collection in our archive is a vital piece in the jigsaw for anybody researching railway history.
What can hobby guides and other literature tell us about the hobby, its followers and railway history itself?
We’ve teamed up with the Railway & Canal Historical Society to create a new research tool based on the work of esteemed railway historian Alan Jackson.
Take a peek at some of the incredible objects from our archive which will be on display at our Hidden Treasures event.
This post is to let you know that our library catalogue is changing at the end of August.
Find out more about how the directories in our library could be useful for researching your family history.
Librarian Karen Baker writes about publications which may help you trace your family history, all of which can be viewed in Search Engine at the museum.
Librarian Karen Baker shares an entertaining recent find from our collection.
You might have heard of George Bradshaw and his railway guides—but who was Richardson?